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Old 08-22-2014, 09:19 AM   #1
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Snail eating shells

I have a fairly large snail(2-3 in) that is consuming an empty snail shell. I caught the snail in the intercostal water way near my house.Click image for larger version

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Old 08-22-2014, 09:26 AM   #2
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What's the question?
You also shouldn't be collecting marine life from the wild. It's illegal in most places.
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Old 08-22-2014, 09:39 AM   #3
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Why is it eating the empty shell


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Shell might have some algae or the remains of what was on it before.
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He could also be trying to re fit but the algae theory makes more sense.


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Snails don't change shells

Collecting marine life in FL is not hard to do legally

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You do need to be careful about what you take. A random small snail could be a protected conch that would get you a very nice fine.

The other thing to watch for is that some snails are fish or coral eaters.

Putting that aside he is not eating the shell... Maybe eating what is in or on it. Or laying eggs inside


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I released the snail it was a kind of spur pod the moment thing


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